This governance health check is a self assessment tool which has been devised by the Developing Governance Group as a practical resource to assist committees/boards to work towards adhering to the principles of the Code of Good Governance.


The Code of Good Governance sets out five principles and practices of good governance for voluntary and community organisations. Launched in 2008 by the Developing Governance Group, it has been widely accepted as the Governance Code for all voluntary and community organisations.


The aim of this health check questionnaire is to help committees/boards to review their governance arrangements, check that they have appropriate systems in place and identify areas where they could improve. It is a best practice tool – it is not mandatory. However, this resource can also help committees/boards of any size to demonstrate their good governance practices to their stakeholders, beneficiaries and funders alike.


Please see the video below for more information on how to use the health check.